2022 Church History Tour with Barbara Morgan Gardner

Dates July 11-19, 2022
Destination Palmyra, NY; Fayette, NY Susquehanna River; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH; St. Louis, MO; Nauvoo, IL; Carthage, IL;
Duration 9 days 8 nights
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We invite you to join BYU Professor and favorite speaker, Barbara Morgan Gardner, author of the bestselling book, “Priesthood Power of Women,” on a unique restoration tour this summer. 

This unforgettable tour will visit many Church history sites including: The Sacred Grove & Smith homestead, Hill Cumorah,  the new Priesthood Restoration Site in Harmony, the Kirtland Temple, and Nauvoo, with a special emphasis on priesthood power and women. 

Don't wait to book, this tour will sell quickly! 

Questions? Contact:

Dani Edmunds, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6114
Email Dani

Day 1:Monday, July 11, 2022

Home City / Rochester, NY  Airport/ Hotel

We depart this morning for Palmyra, NY and get acquainted over dinner as we look forward to the trip ahead. Accommodations for three nights at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Tuesday, July 12, 2022


Early this morning we visit the Sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. Next we see the restored Joseph Smith Sr. home and farm, including the cabin where Moroni first appeared to Joseph Smith. Our next stop is the E. B. Grandin Building where the Book of Mormon was printed, then see the grave site Alvin Smith, eldest brother of Joseph Smith. After lunch we see the Hill Cumorah and then travel to Fayette, NY to the Peter Whitmer Farm where the church was organized on April 6, 1830. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Susquehanna, PA/Palmyra

Today we travel to Susquehanna County, PA to visit the Priesthood Restoration Site. Here we see the new visitor’s center and meetinghouse, the reconstructed homes of Joseph and Emma Smith and Isaac and Elizabeth Hale, the woods where John the Baptist restored the priesthood, the baptismal site at the Susquehanna River, and the new statuary.  

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: Thursday, July 14, 2022

Rochester/Niagara Falls/Kirtland

En route to Niagara Falls we stop at the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. This is the home of the legendary American civil rights leader, and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872. This home was the headquarters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association when she was its president. Next, we journey to Niagara Falls, America’s oldest state park. We board the Maid of the Mist boat which passes directly in front of the falls and enters Horseshoe Basin. This is a not to be missed activity! After free time for lunch, we travel to Kirtland, OH. Accommodations for two nights at the Holiday Inn.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Friday, July 15, 2022


This morning we visit the historic Kirtland village including the LDS Visitors Center, the Whitney Home and Store, the Johnson Inn, the Ashery, and Sawmill. Next, we visit the Morley Farm and then see the Temple Quarry and have a picnic lunch. Next we visit the Kirtland Temple where The Lord Himself appeared as did Moses, Elias, Elijah, and numerous other angels.  Our last stop of the day will be the John Johnson Farm in Hiram, OH. It’s here Joseph Smith received the vision of the three degrees of glory.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Saturday, July 16, 2022

Cleveland Airport/St. Louis/Nauvoo

Early this morning we travel to the Cleveland airport for our flight to St. Louis, MO.  Upon arrival, we travel by motorcoach to Nauvoo. This evening we go to the Nauvoo Country Fair.  This is a favorite activity for young and young at heart. Guests enjoy 20 different 1840's style games and activities hosted by family cast members dressed in period costumes.  After the fair we see the Nauvoo Pageant.  This Pageant is narrated by Parley P. Pratt and emphasizes the prophetic mission of Joseph Smith and honors the sacrifice, faith and courage of the Saints who gave their all to build a city and a temple to their God. Accommodations for three nights at the Nauvoo Family Inn

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Sunday, July 17, 2022


Following Sacrament meeting, we visit the Community of Christ sites that include Joseph Smith’s homestead, grave sites of Joseph, Emma, and Hyrum, the Mansion House, and the Red Brick Store.  You will then have free time to see the many restored homes and buildings in “Old Nauvoo”, including the homes of Brigham Young, John Taylor, Heber C. Kimball, Lucy Mack Smith, and the Jonathan Browning Gun Shop.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Monday, July 18, 2022


Our day begins with an optional temple session at the Nauvoo Temple. (Temple session is subject to temple schedule and availability.)  This afternoon will be more free time to explore Historic Nauvoo.  After an early dinner we end our day walking the “Trail of Hope” and read excerpts from personal diaries of the Saints.  

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Carthage/St. Louis Airport/Home

This morning we travel the old road to Carthage, IL.  On June 27, 1844, the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were martyred – killed by a mob that attacked them in Carthage Jail. Following lunch, we depart for St. Louis, MO for our early evening flight home.

Meals : Breakfast


  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour
  • 8-night's hotel accommodations
  • Meals as specified on itinerary (B,L,D)
  • Meal gratuities on included meals
  • Group transfers
  • Ground transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Airfare from Cleveland to St. Louis
  • All Admissions and activities as specified in itinerary
  • Taxes on included services
  • Tour guide/Historian Barbara Morgan Gardner

Not Included:

  • Airfare to Rochester, NY and back from St. Louis, MO
  • Additional transfers when not arriving or departing with group
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Trip cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Checked baggage fees
  • Bus Driver and Tour Guide gratuities


  • Airfare additional (call for pricing)
  • Double price: $2,179 per person
  • Single price: $2,693 per person
  • Triple price: $2,129 per person
  • Quad price: $2,079 per person
  • Cash Discount: $65.00

Payment Terms:

  • $250.00 per-person due at booking time
  • Final payment due May 11, 2022
  • A minimum number of 30 passengers are needed for this tour to depart

Additional Information:

  • Tour number 9222G11
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting Morris Murdock Escorted Tours